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Object Area Linkage and Format for DOCUMENT Processing Environments

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039117D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Edel, TR Stark, JA [+details]

Abstract

A method is described which allows the data provided by one object to be assigned to one or more object areas on one or more page images. This function, called Object Area Linkage, is part of the Object Area Descriptor structured field of the Mixed Document Content Archi (Image Omitted) tecture (MO:DCA) to allow the data provided by an object to be assigned to one or more object areas (Fig. 1). Another function, called Object Area Format, specifies if data can be assigned to object areas that span page image and page model boundaries (Fig. 2). The benefits of this enhanced function for the assignment of data to an object area are: The data from on object can be assigned to selected object areas on one page image, on page images defined by one page model, or on page images defined by two or more page models.